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taxes, and then they can achieve legal status, if they want citizenship, which not all of them tdo. there is a separate process for that. one of the principals is, they have to get in line and wait their turn. we were beyond dismissing issues of natural consequence and a huge economic consequence of the future with one word. i say that on both sides. we've got to be thoughtful and be strategic, but i think we are at the stage where we need more than one word here. we've got to debate this and come to a way of fixing our system. >> here are the numbers to call. we have a line set up for legal and illegal immigrants. democrats, 202-737-0001. republicans, 202-737-0002. independents, 202-628-0205. tell us about the group you co- founded. guest: it is a group to reach out to republicans to provide support to those republicans who want to support immigration reform. this is first and foremost an economic priority. we cannot grow without immigration. have proof of that. anytime we have clamped down on immigration, we have seen it in our economy. this is a first and foremost an economic im
over substance. i have a hard time telling my constituents in taxes that -- in texas that congress is looking at passing a raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so not enforced. i think we need to do what we can to address the shortcomings in mental health care, as well as background checks mechanisms we used to screen out prohibited gun buyers. we need to ask what the years of the institutionalization of the mentally ill have done for the safety of the american public. we need to ask about people who are subjected to a court order to outpatient mental health treatment. tens of millions are falling to the cracks and surely, we can agree that more needs to be done to enforce existing gun law. the gun prosecutions are down across the board. mr. chairman, i hope we will have a follow-up hearing to ask administration witnesses to come before the panel and testify why agencies of government are not enforcing laws that congress has already passed. it is worth noting that five years ago, congress was asking the same questions we are asking right now. in 2008, t
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